Does it explain the change of heart some "folks" on this board had after the big price drop on 2-10? The bashing has almost disappeared.
Was a company that retained someone's services able to buy in big due to this possible drop brought on by a perpetually systematic bashing? Many asked at the time who was buying in after the big drop.
Who knows…but it does paint a similar portrait.
An Intermediate-level basher (also known as a Serpent) would try to weasel their way into the confidence of longs and create doubt using rumor or innuendo.
Finally, a Beginner-level basher (also known as a Pitchfork) would attempt to create confusion in the room by
distracting other posters with satire, name calling and pointless arguments. The idea was to make sure no serious discussion of the stock could take place. A Pitchfork was usually a basher, but not always.
I was a Serpent basher, because I am known for effective bashing based on solid facts and truth. I was paid a base wage of $18 an hour for my services. I was given a $1.25 bonus for every decent quality post over 100 per day as well as a monthly bonus of $100 for every penny the stock had dropped from the previous month. I was also paid a bonus for bashing on weekends. While this may not sound like much, I made a decent, though dishonorable, paycheck plus a nice Laptop with free wireless internet connection. Now you know why I bash all the time.
I’ve worked on OSTK, OVTI, DNDN, CRWN for a few months now. In addition to the tonybalokey alias, I’ve used a few others on several other boards as well. I’ve used so many aliases that I can not remember the monikers or the passwords. I honestly lost track of everything. I stuck with tonybalokey because it was the one that got the most play from you guys. Confessions Of A Paid Basher
In closing, I feel absolutely terrible about this. It’s just awful how I’ve been part of a scam designed to cheat honest, hard-working people out of their investments all for the
benefit of a few wealthy people who already have enough money to last a lifetime.
These greedy people MUST be stopped. That’s why I’m posting this before I leave.
I hope this confession can make up for my sordid deeds; I would urge everyone who reads this to inform as many people as you can. Only by shining the light of truth can we drive rats out.
I was really bored after work today and checked the message board of another stock I was following and saw this…Part 1
By John VanTilburg
Today I want to come clean about something I feel very badly about. I cannot undo some of the things I have done, but hopefully this message will prevent other such occurrences in the future. I am a paid basher.
Yes, it is true. Today is my last day at this company; I’m moving on to a new job. I’ve realized that there are more dignifying jobs out there that can pay me equally as well. But before I go, I want to explain a few things because this just isn’t right and I won’t feel good about myself until I expose this sham. It’s hurt too many people and I don’t want it on my conscience anymore. I can no longer live with a lie.
I work for a company called Springfield Global Funds in Stamford, CT. Basically, it’s a Boiler Room much like the one in the movie of the same name. The idea behind my group is to bash the price of a company’s stock down low enough to where the group of investors who retained our company’s services can buy the stock really cheap and perhaps even take it over all together. Confessions Of A Paid Basher
What is that goal? Well, I am merely a cog in a much larger machine, so my bosses never really explained the big picture to me, but I’d say essentially, Shaddowwatch2oo3 was right. There are several companies who are quite familiar with Jim Bishop and Janice Shell and who are deathly afraid of them.
There are three types of bashers here at Springfield Global Funds: Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner. An Advanced-level basher (also known as a Silver Tongued Devil) would spread false or misleading information
about the company. They would deal in facts, countering every longs post with articles, news reports and opinion surveys that gave a negative impression about the company.
Barring an announcement prior to the Roth, I would be very surprised if there was actually anything new to report that we haven't heard before. Exceptions perhaps may be an update on how the Diesel Pure sales are going, and a statement saying they are ready to break ground on Nassau. If they are on track to meeting their projected target of selling 125 DP units this year, then they should have sold 20 to date. Other than that, I know of no other metric in which to gauge progress.
I am very curious to know if the landfill leachate testing has begun in the UK as well as the produced water recycling testing for oil and gas. Also, clarification on whether UK achieving good water quality status by 2015 means 1/1/15 or 12/31/15….unfortunately, I'm thinking the latter.
An earnings date announcement would be nice too…its March 6th already.
If I had news of substance I would release it prior to the Roth Conference. Last earnings report Rink purported to have 20mil in storm water bids outstanding with one of the bids being on scale with Nassau. If the "street" is correct then perhaps we can start to believe this industry truly is on the cusp of something big.
The only revenue that I think could hit qtr 4 was one invoice to Nassau if it was paid before year end. I don't believe there will be any Diesel Pure revenue because I'm not sure they were up and running at that time.
I would like to have updates on the water recycling test for oil and gas and UK landfill. Where is the "tangible headway" with those. What is up with the 2 new letters of intent? Are those "definite maybes"?
I'm giving them until 2nd qtr earnings report to see where they are going. I will decide by then if my definition of "tangible headway" is on par with Rink's and if not, I'll move on then.
Keep in mind…not to dampen the mood, but Monrovia CA. wrote a letter of intent in Dec 2012 and we never heard anything since. We'll find out more on 3/11
I've heard of it Joe…but don't remember why? I think I saw something a few months back where Drew Bledsoe had some of his money in it, but I may have my wires crossed. What's your take on it?
A new test revealed that while playing back a recording of Mako and Steve's vitriolic rhetoric through a smart sponge, the words transformed into sonnets professing their latent love for one another.
Abtech uploaded 8 videos today on youtube…None of it is new, but shows clips that had been on various news stations/reports in the past.
Is this a reaction to help stem the recent slide in stock price, or part of a full court press to supplement and highlight upcoming news events. We'll see
Mako is at it again…congratulating one of his aliases on a post he wants to keep near the top of the discussion board. He apparently isn't getting the kind of attention he feels he deserves, so he gives it to himself. Pathetic...
Mako and Rinkisrank are one in the same. He is not only talking to himself, but congratulating himself at the same time. Something he continually does on a frequent basis.
Please refer to my Jan 8th post titled "Definition of a tool".
Yes…and he hypnotized Waste Management's management at the time to release their own PR regarding the 5yr agreement.
Hey…there's a company called Stanley that manufactures guess what? Tools!!!!
Too much of a coincidence huh?